A heavy snowfall is just like this: heavy. Sometimes too heavy for a fence that may break under its weight (especially when it comes to a wood fence), or at least become vulnerable to further damage. Besides, snow accumulation also means moisture that affects both wood fences and metal fences, generating rot or rust. This is why clearing snow off your fence is very important, but it must be completed with other operation to make sure your fence can withstand the cold season and its challenges.
Preparing your fence for snow must start with repairing the existing damage before winter arrives. The fence must be inspected carefully, fixings must be tightened, snapped rails must be repaired and rotten or rusted sections – cleaned or replaced. You can add a new layer of paint for further protection (and to improve the fence`s aspect, for that matter!)
You must check the posts and make sure they are secure and stable. Considering that vegetation nearby can be dangerous in the cold season (falling tree branches caused by snow accumulation or winter storms can damage the fence), the best thing is to trim overhanging vegetation.
Finally yet importantly, when you clean the snow from your driveway or pathways, make sure you do not pile it against the fence, as many people do.
If you do find that you need fence repair or replacement, contact the best fence installation Denver company you can find to ensure quality and longevity.